Home projects and renovations can seem overwhelming, expensive and just too stressful. While homeowners might be ready to make changes to their home, their budget or their time constraints might not allow them to tackle those dream projects.
Giving the home a bit of a face lift doesn’t always require major changes, and it also doesn’t necessarily mean that homeowners have to spend a lot of money. These home projects for less than $100 are affordable and are easy for homeowners to tackle themselves:
- Make new throw pillows
- Paint an accent wall
- Stencil a border
- Add new hardware to cabinets
- Make new curtains
- Frame a photo
- Hang floating shelves
- Redecorate the bathroom
- Plant flowers in front of the house
- Create a closet office
DIY Throw Pillows
Creating accent pillows at home is easy and fairly inexpensive. However, this project requires a sewing machine. For homeowners who don’t have a sewing machine, hunt for a used model at thrift stores. They should be fairly inexpensive.
The size of the pillows will impact how much fabric is needed for the project. However, many stores sell inexpensive fabric. In fact, some might even sell furry fabrics for textured pillows.
To make these pillows a bit more versatile, opt for a plain fabric for one side and a print on the other. Sew the fabric together inside out, leaving part of one end open for the stuffing.
Paint an Accent wall
Paint can be expensive. For this reason, choose an accent wall to paint a bright or unique color. Some homeowners could choose to wallpaper an accent wall, too.
Stencil a Border
Stenciling isn’t for every homeowner. This DIY project could be time-consuming and maybe a bit tedious, too. However, homeowners can find stencils that enable them to create unique borders along walls and to add interest to a room. Greek key patterns, vines or other patterns could look elegant.
Add New Hardware to Cabinets
Update the look of kitchen cabinets by installing new hardware. Knobs and pulls can give tired cabinets an affordable facelift. Check out home improvement stores to find budget-friendly and interesting hardware.
Make New Curtains
Purchasing new curtains could be expensive. Instead, make curtains. Choose fabric that complements the décor of the room and find easy DIY curtain patterns online. Homeowners also could make a new shower curtain.
Frame a Photo
Spice up a bare wall by adding a framed photo or picture. While professional framing services can be more of an investment, homeowners can find second hand frames at thrift stores or hunt for sales at local craft stores. Add a frame to a favorite photo or even frame a child’s drawing or painting.
Hang Floating Shelves
New shelves can be affordable. Look for floating shelves that can be scattered along a wall. These shelves can be used to display photos, plants or other mementos. Floating shelves vary in price, but some come in packs of five.
Redecorate the Bathroom
One easy way to update the home is to just redecorate the bathroom. Homeowners can find new rugs and accent pieces for affordable prices. Even repainting the bathroom could give it a new look.
Plant Flowers in Front of the House
Increase the curb appeal of the home and plant flowers along the walkway or in decorative pots next to the door. Seeds are inexpensive, and, again, homeowners can find planters at thrift stores or on sale online.
Create a Closet Office
Need a new office space to work from home? Homeowners can even transform their closet into an office for less than $100. This Old House explains that homeowners will need to remove the clothing rods and install shelving (including a large shelf to create a desk). However, this is a very easy DIY project that’s also budget-friendly.
Renovation and home improvement projects don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. This Old House offers a list of 100 different projects that homeowners can tackle for $100, and other sites offer a list of projects at even lower price points.
While homeowners might need to shop for deals to ensure that some projects stay on budget, smaller projects can typically be affordable and easy to complete during the weekend. In addition, even painting an accent wall can transform the look of a room.
While inflation might be impacting many wallets, there are still many ways to create new looks in the home and enhance a space. Dust off the sewing machine, check out sales at the thrift stores and find bargains that can transform an outdated look into a modern masterpiece.